Winter Sports Registration Is Starting.
With fall and winter fast approaching, it is time to start thinking about registration for the 2018 -19 winter hockey season. Check out the local sports clubs for more information on registration. You can also access all the sports categories by selecting the Sports and Clubs link found in the top menu bar by scrolling upward.
Flue Shot Season Is Here, And It's Free Of Charge!
It's a good idea to make flu immunization an annual event. You protect yourself, your family, your work place and our local communities from infection and illness.
Influenza immunization is available October 21, and free of charge to all Albertans six months or older. Contact your family doctor or the doctors listed on this site for more information.
October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is a month to build breast cancer awareness and to pay tribute to those affected by this disease.
When most think about the month of October, they think about Halloween and Trick or Treating. Many don’t realize that October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a collaboration of agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide access to services.
Learn more about breast cancer and how to become breast aware by visiting the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
Calgary Annual New and Used Ski Sale October 17th - 21st
If you want to sell or you’re looking for ski equipment, don’t miss this annual event sale. The new and used ski sale is not a commercial venture. It was started in 1963 and is now the largest sale of it’s type in Canada. Volunteers from the Calgary Ski Club, the Canadian Ski Patrol (Calgary Zone), the Lake Louise Ski Club, as well as industry partners, make this event possible every year.
Check out the New and Used Ski Sale Web Site for more information.
It's High Season For Craft Sales And Crafters!
If you love to shop at a craft sale, get ready! October to mid December is high season for craft sales. Most craft sales offer original work, hand crafted by local crafters and artists. Common handicraft sale items may include holiday decorations, baking, ceramics, jewellery, knits, preserves, one of a kind gifts, quilts, toys, wood crafts and more.
Check out our Craft Sales for times and locations. Crafters can also use the boards to contact venue sales vendors, book tables and sell their handicrafts.
Would You Like To Maintain An Outdoor Hockey Or Skating Rink?
The Big Freeze is almost on, and your local community association is always looking for volunteers to help maintain outdoor rinks. It's a fun way to get some exercise and help out at the same time.
If you would like to volunteer to maintain a hockey rink and or skating rink, contact your local community association to offer your services.
Hey Guy's. It's Time To Grow a Mustache For Movember
Movember encourages men to join the movement by growing a mustache for the 30-days of November. After registering on Movember, these generous Mo Bros start the month clean-shaven, then grow and groom their Mo (slang for moustache), asking friends and family to donate to their efforts. With their new moustaches, these Mo Bros act as walking and talking billboards, bringing awareness to men’s health issues and prompting conversations wherever they go.
Movember’s not just for Mo Bros. Mo Sistas are an important part of Movember’s success. Mo Sistas raise funds and encourage the men in their lives to get involved.
Plant Your Amaryllis Now For Christmas. November Is The Huntington Society's Amaryllis Campaign
The Huntington Society of Canada Amaryllis campaign continues to grow and blossom, thanks to the tremendous work of our volunteer network across Canada. Amaryllis volunteers sell bulb kits to raise vital funds for our programs in research, services and education. Each and every Amaryllis kit we sell takes us one step closer to finding a meaningful treatment for Huntington disease (HD). Each and every Amaryllis kit blooming in someone's home or business holds the promise of a world free from HD.
Join the Amaryllis volunteers and help grow a brighter future! You can order cases of 12 kits to sell in your community, we'll help you every step of the way. Or, you can order a kit or two for your own enjoyment!
Visit the Huntington Society of Canada for more information on how to order your Amaryllis.
Remembrance Day November 11th
Remembrance Day, also known as Poppy Day, is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Following a tradition inaugurated by King George V in 1919, the day is also marked by war remembrances in many non-Commonwealth countries. Remembrance Day is observed on 11 November in most countries to recall the end of hostilities of World War I on that date in 1918. Hostilities formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. Information provided by Wiki.
Samaritan Purse Christmas Shoe Box Gift Collection November 12-18
The Samaritans Purse annual Christmas shoe box gift collection is scheduled for November 12th to the 28th. You can get involved by packing your own shoe box with school supplies, toy's, gifts, hygiene items and a personal note. For more detailed information on how to fill your shoe box visit the Samaritan Purse web site.
Operation Christmas Child provides an opportunity for organizations and people of all ages to get involved in a simple, hands-on project that focuses on the true meaning of Christmas.
From the Collection Center, the shoe box is trucked to a Processing Center, where it is inspected and prepared for shipping by trained volunteers. The shoe box is loaded into a sea container, along with thousands of others, and shipped overseas where it is received in the destination country by a team of Operation Christmas Child volunteers called a National Leadership Team. From the port of entry, many methods of transportation, such as airplane, canoe, helicopter, truck, donkey, camel, etc., may be used to get the shoe box to Children in need.
Once Upon A Christmas At Heritage Park
Weekends from November 24th through to December 23rd, 2018. 9:30 am - 4:00 pm at Heritage Park. Take a step back into true holiday enchantment by going for a wagon ride, singing carols or visiting jolly old Saint Nick himself. Experience the magic of Christmas past as three of our historical family homes open their doors to share their Yuletide traditions.
Take part in one of the special holiday activities such as ginger bread making, children's winter games, snow painting, Santa's petting zoo, Train display, live theater, children's crafts and more. Visit the Heritage Parks Web Site for more information and admission costs.
Seniors Secret Service Is Bringing Cheer To Isolated Seniors
The Seniors Secret Service is a non profit organization that helps seniors who do not have family or a support network. They're looking to fill Secret Santa spots and in need of donations in the form of gifts and or financial help. The Seniors Secret Service also works year round with their birthday cheer program. In our society the elderly often find themselves forgotten. Their gift donations can make a difference to a senior who has no one in their life.
Since 1985, the Seniors Secret Service has found anonymous donors who selflessly provide personalized gifts for these elders. If you would like to volunteer or make a donation visit the Seniors Secret Service web site.
December Is The Lung Association's Christmas Seal Campaign
A tradition for 100 years, Christmas Seals are the Lung Association's largest fundraiser. Since 1908, Canadians have made a difference in the lives of people with lung disease by supporting the Christmas Seal program.
When the Christmas Seal tradition first began in Canada, its main goal was to raise money to build hospitals for tuberculosis patients. Countless parcels, packages, and letters have since been adorned with this traditional symbol. Visit the Lung Association for more information and this years Christmas Seal.
Today funds raised from Christmas Seals are used to support world-class research, programs, and services that help Canadians breathe easier every day.
Cantare Children's Choir Trost and Solace Dec 22nd
The glow of candlelight; the angelic sound of children's voices - a glorious evening of seasonal music. Join Cantaré Children's Choir as our four internationally-acclaimed choirs of children present a luminous candlelight celebration of the Christmas season through song and carols on Saturday, December 20 at 7:30 PM at Knox United Church.
Our ensembles Cantare and Cantando will present "SNOW ANGEL" by Canadian composer Sarah Quartel. This five-movement work that tells the story of angels among us will move you and tug at your heart strings. Our ensembles will also present a wide selection of carols and songs for Christmas and Hanukkah .... and our audience will be invited to join in the singing of well known carols.
Visit the Cantare Children's Choir Web Site for more information and locations.